Teacher stress linked with higher risk of student suspensions: Study examines impact of teacher burnout on student behavior, discipline issues

ScienceDaily | Sep 15, 2020 at 8:32 PM
  • One of those overburdened teachers is Jennifer Lloyd, a high school English teacher in Maryland and a graduate student at the University of Missouri.
  • To examine the impact of teacher burnout on student behavior outcomes, Lloyd’s sister, Colleen Eddy, a doctoral student in the MU College of Education, and her colleagues with the Missouri Prevention Science Institute, conducted teacher surveys and classroom observations in nine Missouri elementary schools.
  • Since nearly half of all new teachers leave the profession within their first five years, creating a support system to help manage teacher stress can reduce teacher burnout and improve student outcomes.